Frugal House Framing Spencerport NY

Carpenters in Spencerport love wood. The smell of fresh sawdust on a crisp fall morning, the slap and ring of hammers on boards, the sturdy feel of a new house frame—what's not to love?

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Mayer Hardware, Inc
(585) 288-7665
226 Winton Rd N
Rochester, NY
Gillett's Hardware
585-548-2278
6330 Townline Road
Byron, NY
The Home Depot
(585)427-0390
770 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY
Kmart 3295 / Cross Merch
(716) 227-4350
3049 W Ridge Rd
Rochester, NY
Kmart 3282 / Cross Merch
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810 Paul Rd
Rochester, NY
Woodcraft - Rochester
585-292-9690
Henrietta Plaza
Rochester, NY
LOWE'S OF GREECE, NY
585 453-7500
3150 WEST RIDGE ROAD ROCHESTER, NY, 14626
Rochester, NY
Lyell Crest True Value
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2232 Lyell Ave
Rochester, NY
The Home Depot
(585)342-0970
1111 E Ridge Rd
Rochester, NY
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(585) 723-5300
317 Greece Ridge Center Dr
Rochester, NY
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Carpenters love wood. The smell of fresh sawdust on a crisp fall morning, the slap and ring of hammers on boards, the sturdy feel of a new house frame—what's not to love?

So it's no surprise that when we set out to frame a home, sometimes we use a little more lumber than we really need. Sometimes we use a lot more. And sometimes, as building scientist Joe Lstiburek puts it, framers use wood like drunken sailors spending their paychecks on shore leave.

But wood isn't free, or even cheap. It has a cost in dollars, in forested acres logged, and in natural ecosystems disrupted. Over-framed walls also leak more energy—enough to show up on fuel bills, and to make a difference in comfort. And there's a labor cost: more sticks to handle, more cuts to make, and more nails to pound.

Other things being equal, economizing on framing lumber makes a lot of sense. For builders willing to learn, there are proven ways to cut back on unnecessary framing lumber use, without compromising structural strength—and while saving energy.

BUILDER EVOLUTION

Around the country, a handful of leading builders are fine-tuning their building shells to save both lumber and energy. For companies such as New Town Builders of Denver and Veridian Homes of Madison, Wis., advanced framing is just one part of a larger concept.

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ENOUGH ALREADY: If framing details aren't spelled out, framers may run amok, observes building scientist Joseph Lstiburek.

Click here to read full article from EcoHome Magazine

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